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¡Andale to Mexico City!: Part I – Toluca

¡Andale to Mexico City!: Part I – Toluca

https://sustainablethree.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/EUBA3052-2.mp4 After a good night’s sleep in our room at Meson de Leyendas, we ate a lovely buffet breakfast in the patio area of the hotel restaurant again.  Fresh papaya, pineapple, yogurt, granola (with all the toppings), waffles, coffee and fresh squeezed juices hit the spot before another day of driving.  From Valle de Bravo, […]

More Monarchs!

More Monarchs!

Our second morning in Valle de Bravo, we got up again at 7:00 and went out to the patio for a quick buffet breakfast at 8:30.  We were back on the bus and headed to Piedra Herrada Butterfly Reserve.  My Horse was named Colorado (coincidentally, as I’m from there) and his handler was Pablo…a hard […]

Mariposa, Mariposa, Will You Marry Me?

Mariposa, Mariposa, Will You Marry Me?

Our next morning was Valentine’s Day and we were headed to the butterfly sanctuary.  When my children were little and taking Music Together classes and watching “Dora the Explorer”, I heard this folk tale about a butterfly, “La Mariposa”, in which animals enamored by the butterfly would say “Mariposa, Mariposa, will you marry me?” (There’s […]

¡Viva Vanilla!

¡Viva Vanilla!

By Liz Rutledge On Day 3 of our Reefs to Rockies exploration of Mexico, we toured a vanilla plantation in Guiterrez Zamor (about a four hour drive north of Veracruz).  A lovely señora, Sylvia (with our guide Jorge’s translation), explained in loving detail how the vanilla plants are grown, harvested, beans processed and sold. When […]

Fruit Flies and Panic

Fruit Flies and Panic

We recently had a fruit fly infestation…in our kitchen.  The solution ended up being a “fruit embargo”…and a fruit fly trap made of a cup of water, a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and a few drops of dish soap (eco-friendly, of course) in a glass set on the kitchen counter until nay a […]

Bringing Mindfulness Home

Bringing Mindfulness Home

Sometimes it is a bit challenging to practice mindfulness at home with your family.  But, sometimes it’s also as simple as adding in a new ritual. It can be starting a habit of one minute of gratitude and/or kind thoughts after you get in bed.  Or, taking a Mindful minute of deep breaths before you […]

CHALLENGE DAY 21

CHALLENGE DAY 21

HAPPY EARTH DAY 2018! Today’s challenge is to slow down… …is there a way you can create more time to allow to make your lunch?  Make your own bread, jam or yogurt? How about just taking some time for self care? Life today is busy and stressed for most people.  I don’t think we are […]

CHALLENGE DAY 20

CHALLENGE DAY 20

Today’s challenge is to D.I.Y. We are super addicted to packaging in modern society.  The item we are really purchasing is sometimes wrapped in plastic and again in a plastic container.  And, again, plastic (although recyclable in most cases) is not biodegradable.  So, today I’d like you to invite you to make something on your […]

CHALLENGE DAY 12

CHALLENGE DAY 12

Coffee Klatch – Bring Your Own Mug and Linger kaf·fee·klatsch ˈkafāˌklaCH/ noun noun: kaffeeklatsch; plural noun: kaffeeklatsches 1.  an informal social gathering at which coffee is served. Today’s challenge is to have coffee (or tea) with someone at home or at a cafe and make a mindful connection with them.  OR, have a coffee date with yourself.  […]

Mindfulness – Trend or Way of Life?

Mindfulness – Trend or Way of Life?

There has been a lot of discussion in the last few years about this thing called “Mindfulness”.   In this world of smart phones and free wi-fi, it can be challenging to find stillness.  The more busy schedules get, the more we are expected to multitask, eat on the go and rush through life, the more […]

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